5 Ways to Make Your Fiction Come Alive

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Here’s is a link to a short article just published in The Washington Independent Review of Books:

 

 

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War Poem Accepted for Anthology

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My anti-war poem, Post, has been accepted for a new anthology of international war poetry to be released this year.  Edited by Pulitzer Prize nominee James Adams, No, Achilles: War Poetry  is a sequel to Against Agamemnon: War Poetry 2009. and adds to the growing body of literature that explores war and its aftermath.

Stay tuned for more.

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Second Annual 30 for 30 National Poetry Month Celebration

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Call for Poets

During the month of April, I will be hosting the second annual 30 for 30 National Poetry Month celebration on my website. Each day, a new poem by a different author will be published  This year’s theme is Spring.

To participate, please follow these rules:

  1. Send an email to poem@mikemaggio.net stating your intent to participate. Do not send any poems at this time.
  2. The fist 30 poets who respond to this call will be selected to submit one original poem on the theme of Spring.
  3. Once the poets have been chosen, I will randomly assign each one a day on which their poem will be posted.
  4. Poets will submit their poem one day before it is to be posted. Only one poem should be submitted.
  5. All poems must be by the submitting author. Poems can be any style, any length and should not contain any racist or sexist language. Previously published poems are acceptable as long as you identify where it was published and as long as you own the rights.
  6. Poems should be submitted in a Word file (not in the text of the email).
  7. Poets should include a short 2-3 line bio to be included with the poem. A copyright statement should also be included.
  8. All rights automatically revert to the author.
  9. To promote community and discussion, readers will be able to post comments on the web site about what they are reading.
  10. At the end of the month, readers will be asked to vote on the poem they liked the best.
  11. The poet with the most votes will receive a signed copy of my new poetry collection Garden of Rain (Le Jardin de Pluie), due to be published this Spring by Aldrich Press.
  12. All poems will be archived on the site.

If you have any questions, please email poem@mikemaggio.net.

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More Praise for The Wizard and the White House

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Mike Maggio has written a wonderful magical mystery novel.
In The Wizard and the White House we find characters
with different ethnic and religious backgrounds floating
and disappearing as a story unfolds. Maggio keeps the
reader’s hand on the page. As East meets West we begin
to understand good and evil. Maggio uses satire like a spice.

– E. Ethelbert Miller

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Announcing the Release of the Wizard and the White House

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The Wizard and the White House is now officially released and available at Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and other fine online retailers as well as  certain select mortar and brick stores such as Curious Iguana (Frederick, Maryland) and Book Court (Brooklyn, New York).

Here’s what’s being said about The Wizard and the White House:

“One weird, wild, original, imaginative, parodic book—funny, serious, and enlarged by its big and generous heart!”

—Sophy Burnham, author of A Book of Angels and The President’s Angel

“Relevant and timely, Mike Maggio’s The Wizard and the White House deftly satirizes contemporary politics and mores in the manner of Gogol or Swift. Smart and funny, witty and boisterous—this is the political novel the 21st Century desperately needs.”

—Nathan Leslie, author of Sibs and The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice

“Here’s a collaboration that Richard Brautigan, Tom Robbins, and Hanuman the Monkey God might have written. Mike Maggio uses broad strokes, plus a clown cannon, in this absurd political farce. Wizardly magic wreaks havoc on the White House, and a diverse cast of characters, consistently chewed up and spit out by Amerika, band together to figure it out.”

—Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle Magazine

A witty tale with lots of fun, absurd humor.”

—Spencer Baum, author of The Demon Queen and the Locksmith

“A wonderfully written story… Humoristic, witty sentences and well-placed distinctive words creating an ‘out of place’ feeling only adds to the absurd situation that is unfolding within the story.”

—Erwin Hogeling, Bookseller (Netherlands)

The Wizard and the White House has also been called “the novel that really captures Washington in the 2000s!”

You can listen to a podcast of an interview that  Cynthia Ceilan, the publisher of Little Feather Books, and I did on The Hotline with Dennis Price this past Tuesday.

And for those of you in the Frederick, Maryland area, I will doing a reading and book signing on Sunday, November 2 at 4 PM.

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Radio Hotline with Dennis Price

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On October 28, I sat down with Dennis Price and Cynthia Ceilan of Little Feather Books to discuss, The Wizard and the White House, writing and publishing.

Photo by Dennis Pirce

Photo by Dennis Price

Here is a link to the podcast

 

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Early Praise for The Wizard and The White House

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Here’s what’s being said about The Wizard and The White House:

“One weird, wild, original, imaginative, parodic book—funny, serious, and enlarged by its big and generous heart!”
—Sophie Burnham, author of A Book of Angels and The President’s Angel


“Relevant and timely, Mike Maggio’s The Wizard and the White House deftly satirizes contemporary politics and mores in the manner of Gogol or Swift. Smart and funny, witty and boisterous—this is the political novel the 21st Century desperately needs.”

—Nathan Leslie, author of Sibs and The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice


Here’s a collaboration that Richard Brautigan, Tom Robbins, and Hanuman the Monkey God might have written. Mike Maggio uses broad strokes, plus a clown cannon, in this absurd political farce. Wizardly magic wreaks havoc on the White House, and a diverse cast of characters, consistently chewed up and spit out by Amerika, band together to figure it out.”

—Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle Magazine


“A witty tale with lots of fun, absurd humor… People who enjoyed Good Omens [by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett] or the novels of Christopher Moore might get a kick out of this one.”

—Spencer Baum, author of The Demon Queen and the Locksmith


A wonderfully written story… Humoristic, witty sentences and well-placed distinctive words creating an ‘out of place’ feeling only adds to the absurd situation that is unfolding within the story… I would recommend anyone to read this book.”
—Erwin Hogeling, Bookseller (Netherlands)

The Wizard and The White House will be released on November 1.

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Atelier in Creativity & Constraint

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My short story, “Atelier,”  a narrative about an artist and his model,  has just been published in a new anthology called Creativity and Constraint from Wising Up Press.

CreativityConstraintFrontcvr4x6webThe anthology comprises “forty writers of poetry, fiction and memoir as they muse on the various permutations of creativity and constraint in their own lives and in their artistic process.”

The anthology can be purchased at any online bookstore or directly from Wising Up Press.

 

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